Charleston, W.Va. – Chef Brian Covell, a culinary teacher at Tucker County High, has been named the 2015 West Virginia ProStart Educator of Excellence. Each year the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) recognizes exceptional teachers whose outstanding efforts have been vital in making the ProStart program a true success in their classrooms.
The instructors honored with a ProStart Teacher Excellence Award are nominated by the WVDE ProStart and West Virginia Hospitality, Education and Training (WV HEAT) program based on their dedication to the ProStart program and the success of their students. These educators extend the program’s curriculum by motivating their students to participate in internships and by using guest speakers, field trips and other opportunities within the industry to make the program even more successful.
“I applaud Chef Covell for his outstanding work,” said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano. “Covell is able to engage his students in real-world activities and does a great job relating to their interests and learning styles.”
Chef Covell will be recognized at the Educator of Excellence Awards Reception and Dinner in May at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago. For more information, contact the WVDE Office of Communications at (304) 558-2699.